WARRNAMBOOL fire fighters have attended the second suspicious small fire at The Flume off Merri Street in the past few days.
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Warrnambool fire brigade fire officer David Ferguson said there was a small grass and scrub fire near the wooden lookout platform at The Flume, which was reported to emergency services at 1.30am.

He said about a dozen volunteers only took minutes to bring the small blaze under control but access from the car park to the platform had been an issue.

There was another small fire in the same area earlier this week on a footpath.

The fire brigade has referred the matters to the Warrnambool police who are believed to be treating the causes of the fires as suspicious.

Detective Senior Constable Jason Bourke, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said it was of obvious concern that two fires had been lit in an area where there was a large amount of flammable material.

He said there was also a fire believed to have been deliberately lit on a wooden bench at the Our Lady Help Of Christians Church at Selby Road.

The fire was reported to the fire brigade at 10.54pm Thursday and firefighters only took minutes to extinguish the blaze.

Anyone who has seen anything suspicious in either The Flume or Selby Road area is requested to contact Warrnambool police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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